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Mother Teresa: A Generous Soul That Works and Struggle For The Poor

Mother Teresa was the most helpful soul ever born.She was the philanthropist in true sense, she has worked for the Welfare through out her life, till she died.

Mother Teresa born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on 26 August 1910, it is interesting to note that she was born as Albanian in Macedonia. She went to India in 1929 and spent almost two decades teaching in the school in Calcutta, it was later on in 1948 that she decided to work for the needy and the poor.

Her real journey for the same began in 1948 in India, in 1950 she started her own society called "The Missionaries of Charity" ' the objective of the society was to look after the poor and the needy who no-one wanted to take care of.

Throughout the years without selfishness, she kept working and helping the poor, needy and sick people.After 15 years of working, the society came to be known as International Religious Family.

She was generous and motherly in true sense as when she won a Nobel Prize in 1979, for the work and the struggle she did for the poor, needy and the helpless, she refused to take the prize money of $192,000 and asked them to donate the amount to the poor in India. This truly shows her dedication and how pure and beautiful soul she was.

She was awarded with lot of other awards and prizes too but the real prize and gesture was what she did for the people. Through out her life she had setup homes for the people suffering from AIDS, tuberculosis and leprosy and much more.

Here are few special quotations by her;

1.The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

2.Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

3.I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

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